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Wireless ‘BlueBorne’ Attacks Target Billions of Bluetooth Devices

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Sep
2017
Wireless ‘BlueBorne’ Attacks Target Billions of Bluetooth Devices

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Researchers disclosed a bevy of Bluetooth vulnerabilities Tuesday that threaten billions of devices from Android and Apple smartphones to millions of printers, smart TVs and IoT devices that us the short-range wireless protocol.

Worse, according to researchers at IoT security firm Armis that found the attack vector, the so-called “BlueBorne” attacks can jump from one nearby Bluetooth device to another wirelessly. It estimates that there are 5.3 billion devices at risk.

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